It seems like our weather has been a crazy roller coaster this winter. Truly, I can’t count the times we’ve gone up and down. I showed you our freezing rain over the weekend. That turned into rain and thundershowers, which means mud. As much as I’d like to say it is really helping with our drought conditions, it’s just the top couple of inches that are getting any of the moisture. Below that level it’s frozen. I know this because I called to have my bulk bin filled with corn.
When I got home Tuesday, this is what my driveway looked like.
I don’t know how many times the driver had to back up and go forward to rip the ground up like this, but below the tire tracks, it’s still frozen solid despite our temperatures in the forties.
It continued raining Tuesday evening, and when I got up Wednesday morning, this was what my windows looked like.
We had a snow day from school because of the continuing snow and blowing snow making travel treacherous. Our temperatures were now in the twenties.
I did go out and fill the bird feeders, but they were still hiding. Either that or they didn’t want to go for a ride on the swinging feeders.
The goats were huddled in the barn; although I did discover my plywood had come loose and fallen down. Luckily the goats all wanted to stay in the barn and nobody was in the wrong place. I managed to get it put back despite the snow and wind.
The geese were all huddled down with their beaks tucked beneath their wings.
I decided to hand shovel my driveway because there was still mud below the snow and I didn’t want to rip the driveway up even more with the Ranger and snow plow. Here’s a gratuitous fence picture since the shoveled driveway is boring.
In the afternoon, we had another snow squall.
Then our temperatures really began dropping overnight. It was at about 3* F when I got up this morning.
I had to put the coat back on my Millie goat since the temperatures are only supposed to get up to 9*.
Then we’re supposed to be below zero tonight before rebounding again to the thirties by Monday.